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  • "Laconic" and other words NYT readers have to look up

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  • Laconic, stubborn Quirke makes an appealing hero as the pieces of this unsettling crime come together in a shocking conclusion.

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  • Her answers are prompt, clear, often of Laconic brevity; resolution, which has grown contemptuous without ceasing to be dignified, veils itself in calm words.

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  • Laconic almost to a fault, Hersey rarely flexes the muscle of language.

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  • Laconic speech given by Plutarch in the Life of Lycurgus.

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  • Laconic, wryly amusing Sheriff Dan is in top form in his best excursion in a long time.

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  • But I just want to say, if you were trying to translate Ronon into a Present-Day-Earth milieu while retaining the essential elements of his charcter, including his Laconic Sadness, his Expressive Eyes, his Intense Loyalty, his Barely Constrained Violent Temperament, and his Jesus Fucking Christ SO HOTness....

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  • Together, Mclean and Stigler epitomize what amounts to a Chicago style: Laconic, independent and tart.

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  • Indeed, this is how their house got its Laconic name, Alcibiades being the family name of

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  • Yet, though few of our ideas are in common, there are many words; the verbosity of these anti-Laconic oriental dialects11 renders at least half the subject intelligible to the most opposite thinkers.

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